As part of the biggest comedy tour (and probably the biggest overall comedy movement) of the decade -- the Blue Collar Comedy Tour
, comedian Larry the Cable Guy
already had a leg up on most other comics of the decade. But "Larry" (really Dan Whitney) managed even to break ahead of that successful pack and become one of the most popular and successful comedians of the 2000s. Multiple platinum-selling albums, feature films, Christmas specials and one Comedy Central Roast
later, Larry the Cable Guy has become the face of Blue Collar Comedy and one of the biggest faces of the 2000s.